The college basketball season is still almost two weeks away, and Kentucky and Louisville won't play until late December. However, there's already been a salvo fired in the UK-Louisville rivalry.
This time, though, the controversial remark was not made by a Kentucky or Louisville coach. It wasn't made by a Louisville or Kentucky player. It wasn't even made by a fan.
No, this brouhaha was created by CBS-TV commentator Jim Nantz.
His column on CBS SportsLine.com this week reminded everyone that it was Nantz who broke the news way back in December that Bill Parcells was being courted by the Dallas Cowboys and that Kentucky had also had contact with Parcells during its coaching search. It was Nantz and CBS that first reported the same day that Kentucky and Louisville played basketball that Rich Brooks would be UK's new football coach.
However, the end of his column is where he created the basketball uproar by comparing Parcells' arrival at Dallas to Rick Pitino's arrival at Louisville.